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10/31/2012 5:16:47 PM -
Another one in the books.

After 42 weeks of straight high volume training the decision to take a few weeks off training was made Oct 5th. What you will see in these log posts will be a gradual increase in volume, workload and density. These variables will not increase at the same time and will also be dependent on movement selection.

During my time off there was no training at all, I ate what I wanted -- when I wanted. I did zero cardio, stretching or anything that even resembled training. I lived like the "normal person" got weak, lost weight and got fat. Now it's time to NOT be normal anymore.

If you want to watch the path from normal to training insane stay tuned. This won't happen in 1-2 weeks but rather over the course of a couple months.

Chest and Shoulders

Light walking and hip and lower back rehab. This took about 15 minutes total.

* 3 warm ups sets 20 with the bar
* Quarter per side for 3 sets 12 with close grip
-- We now have a working prototype of our Multi-Press Swiss Bar. Today I used the closest grips and like the way it felt on my shouders. I can't press to a full lockout but this grip allowed for great tension on the delts without the pain I would normally have.

* 3 sets 15
-- no need for warm ups because the weight was so light (35 pounds)

* 2 warm up sets 15
* 3 sets 15 with a weight I could do for 30-40 reps.

* 3 sets 15
-- no need for warm ups

More hip, glute and lower back work
* Mostly hip bridges, band distraction, arching, cat stretches, back raises and leg ad and abduction.

Stretching - 10 minutes

I am also in the process of trying to figure out where to schedule my training. We are coming up on a very busy session couple with a couple other projects I would like to get done before the end of the year. Most of the year I train mid day (around 2-3pm). I do not see this being the case as the weeks go on. My training is going to either be late at night or very early in the morning. I really don't care where it goes so I will have to with what feels best. Morning usually feel like hell unless I am already up for a few hours first. Nights are a good option but there are many days I'm working until midnight. I'm not sure how my body will feel at 1:00am. Right now I am taking it day to day because none of these sessions take much time. When they get back to 90-120 minutes I will have to nail down a time that will work. I will see how things come together.

As a side note: I am writing this while on duty of passing out candy for Trick - or - Treat. It has been 30 minutes and not ONE kid will walk down the drive way. Our lights are on so they know we are home. Each year we get less and less kids. The reason is that we have a semi long drive way for our neighborhood. It's NOT long by my standards. At most you can fit three cars in one row. These lazy ass kids won't walk three car lengths! There is no way I will ever sit at the end of the drive way so they have to walk less. The parents already drive them from house to house.

Dave Tate

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